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Recipe: Plum, Ginger & Walnut Tarts

Plum, Ginger and Walnut Tarts

Author: Nicky Corbishley
Walnut and Plum Tart Ingredients


Makes 6 tarts

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  • 280g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 240g unsalted butter, softened, chopped into chunks
  • 2 egg yolks


  • 175g breadcrumbs, from a day-old white loaf
  • 700g golden syrup
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsps double cream


  • 200ml double cream
  • 200ml whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tsps cornflour
  • 3 tbsps caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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Step 1 - Walnut and plum tart

Step 1

Preheat the oven to CircoTherm® Intensive 190°C and place the universal pan in the oven on level 1 to heat up.

Step 2 - Walnut and plum tart

Step 2

Unroll the pastry and put 6 x 10 cm diameter loose-bottomed tart tins to one side. Cut the pastry into six squares - they should be bigger than the tart cases.

Step 3 - walnut and plum tart

Step 3

Use the pastry to line the cases and push the pastry right into the grooves of the cases. Cut off excess pastry, but leave a bit of an overhang, as they will shrink back slightly during baking. Put to one side.

Step 5 - walnut and plum tart

Step 4

Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat it together with a wooden spoon for a couple of minutes – until fluffy. Stir in the eggs until mixed, then stir in the ground walnuts, flour, ginger, cinnamon, almond extract and vanilla extract.

Step 5 - walnut and plum tart

Step 5

Divide the mixture between the tart cases and smooth out with the back of a spoon.

Step 6 - walnut and plum tart

Step 6

Arrange slices of plum on the top of each tart in a circular pattern.

Step 7 - walnut and plum tart

Step 7

Place the tarts in the oven, directly on the hot universal pan and bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden.

Step 8 - walnut and plum tart

Step 8

Remove from the oven and whilst the tarts are still hot, spread over the warm apricot jam.

Step 9 - walnut and plum tart

Step 9

Sprinkle on the chopped walnuts and serve either warm or cold, topped with cream or ice cream.

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